Major events in the Sunbeam calendar in 2021
Sat 1 – Sun 2
Chisholm Weekend – four back to back races (with 1 discard if 4 races completed) for the Chisholm Weekend Trophy. It’s generally well-attended as it is the first weekend with intensive racing over both days. Chisholm Dinner Sunday 2 May, 1930 at ISC.
Sat 29 – Sun 30
Mon 14 – Fri 19
Mon 5 – Fri 9 July
Cowes Classics Week – Over 25 classes; 8 races, 1 discard, over 4 days; up to 3 races per day; committee boat starts in mid-Solent; afternoon teas; evening social events. Preceded by the Dainty Dish race to Cowes from Itchenor on 4 July 2021, when there is the 50th Dainty Dish Dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron with special guests. Read Cowes Classic Week attracts a strong fleet of Solent Sunbeams in 2019.
Sat 31 July – Fri 6 Aug
Cowes Week. With 40 daily sailing races, up to 1,000 boats, and 8,000 competitors ranging from Olympic and world-class professionals to weekend sailors, it is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. The Sunbeam class has great longevity at this event: Sunbeams have sailed at it every year since 1923 (with exception of the war years).